CFP: Interactivity, Language and Cognition

Submission deadline: January 31, 2012

Conference date(s):
September 12, 2012 - September 14, 2012

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Conference Venue:

University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark

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The Distributed Language Group (DLG) and the Institute of Language and Communication, University of Southern Denmark, cordially invite you to take part in the 1st International Conference on Interactivity, Language and Cognition (CILC). The aim of the conference is to place the study of human interactivity, including language and cognition, within the context of human culture and the life sciences. With its trans-disciplinary agenda, CILC invites researchers from linguistics, cognitive science, psychology, anthropology, biology, etc., to address the following research questions:

  1. How do the interbodily dynamics of human interactivity shape languaging and in turn how does languaging shape the dynamics of human interactivity?
  2. How do linguistic, symbolic and gestural structures constrain these interbodily dynamics?
  3. How are human agency, the cultural order, technology, landscapes and ecosystems influenced by the talk, texts, and material products of human languaging?

We invite submissions of abstracts for papers and posters, presenting current research addressing Interactivity, Language and Cognition, preferably related to the distributed language and cognition movement. Paper presentations are planned as 30-minute talks (including questions). In order to create a stimulating intellectual environment, all papers will be given in plenary. Posters will be presented throughout the conference.

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Abstract submission: for the full Call for Papers in pdf and information on hotel reservations, conference dinner and conference tour, please check the conference website:


January 31st, 2012: Abstract submissions
April 15th: Notice of acceptance
June 1st: Early Bird registration closes
August 15th: Registration closes

Conference fees

Registration fee for participants is 200 EURO (before 1 June 2012) and 225 EURO (no later than 15 August 2012). For Ph.D. students and participants from countries listed as ‘low economic resources countries’ by the World Bank, the fee is 120 EURO. Fees include the conference kit, lunches and coffee breaks (conference dinner is not included).

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